T56 PROPULSION SYSTEM COST STUDY

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Authors
  1. Jaansalu, K.M.
  2. Hastings, R.R.
  3. Nelson, G.N.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The study analyses operating costs and flight safety data of the propulsion systems on the CC-130 Hercules and CP-140 Aurora/Arcturus aircraft to identify where R&D investment could provide airworthiness or program cost benefits. Operational impact and R&O cost data are provided on the gas turbine engine, the reduction gearbox, and the propeller systems. The propeller system has a greater impact for both aircraft types on flight safety occurrences than the engine itself. The engine impact on airworthiness of the CC-130 Hercules and CP-140 Aurora aircraft is relatively benign, however benefit to airworthiness could be realized by R&D investment in advanced health usage monitoring systems. Modest cost improvements should be achievable via component repair scheme development, simple trend monitoring, in-line oil debris monitoring, and advanced propeller design.
Keywords
Engine health monitoring;Oil debris analysis;Aircraft propellers
Report Number
DCIEM-96-R-68 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 1996
Number of Pages
70
DSTKIM No
97-01238
CANDIS No
501513
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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